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to re-education camps for up to four years of hard labor for even minor offenses. it's known as re-education through labor. there are believed to be more than 300 of these facilities around the country with tens of thousands of inmates. until recently, little was known about the system but now chinese are starting to speak out against conditions they call inhumane. >>> seven years ago, this woman spoke about her protest to the authorities. she wants to continue to protest the local authorities, claiming she had been driven off her land illegally. five years later, she was seized by the police and sent to a correction facility without any trial. she was sent for one year of reeducation through labor. after being released in 2012, she committed suicide. she left behind two daughters. they say their mother was driven to despair by all she went through during the year of hard labor. they told nhk that she took her life last autumn by swallowing pesticide. >> translator: my mother just wanted to set the record straight. we're sad and angry at what happened. >> reporter: the harsh conditions in th
the catholic church. >>> an american educated i.t. manager will become the prime minister for the opposition in syria. ghassan hitto lived in the u.s. for decades but now he will govern parts of syria controlled by rebel forces. members of the syrian national coalition met in istanbul, turkey. they voted to elect hitto who moved to turkey last year to help coordinate the opposition. the coalition plans to launch an interim government for northern syria which is under rebel control. 70,000 syrians have died in two years of fighting between rebels and president bashar al assad's forces. analysts say some in the coalition see hitto as an outsider. they also doubt rebel groups which are not part of the coalition will accept an interim government. >>> people across iraq are looking back at a war that caused many problems. u.s. forces invaded their country. saddam hussein collapsed, but it continued on much longer. nhk world's sho beppu covered the war and its aftermath. he's now back in baghdad. sho, how are things in the iraqi capital now? >> reporter: right. i can say that it changed quite a lo
services, health and education system. >>> police in south korea say clues from a cyber attack last week on major banks and broadcasters point abroad. they say a malicious code originated from internet protocol addresses in four countries including the united states. malware infected servers at three tv stations and three banks. that triggered massive network failures last wednesday, disabling more than 32,000 computers. police and members of a south korean government task force have detected ip addresses allocated to the u.s. and three european countries. they have not disclosed the specific names of the european nations involved, but they've asked for cooperation from relevant authorities to track down the original source of the cyber attacks. investigators are also checking whether ip addresses in any other countries were used. >>> south korean defense minister kim kwon-jin has warned north korea ahead of a contentious anniversary. 46 south korean seamen were lost three years ago when north korean forces allegedly sank a warship. kim visited the island close to where the ship went dow
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